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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4396 Post No. : 15772

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 22
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I present here a repeat song that is quite different from the string of songs in this series so far. I shall begin by introducing the original song.

The original song is from the 1953 film – ‘Hamdard’. The song has been written by Majrooh Sultanpuri, and the music composition is by Anil Biswas. The original song is in the voice of Manna Dey, and it is already posted on the blog a good eight years ago. That post can be viewed at “Tera Haath Haath Mein Aa Gaya”.

The repeat song, this time appearing in the film ‘Tu Nahin Aur Sahi’ from 1960. The song is the same, but for the latter film, it has been re-recorded. The music director of the latter film is Ravi. The second recording is different, both with regards to the composition, as well as the singing voice. The latter song has been recorded in the voice of Rafi Sb, in a tune that is quite different from the original.

In the latter film, only the mukhda of the song is present. The full song is not presented. It would be interesting to know whether the latter version of the song was recorded as a complete song, or only the lines that are actually present in the film.

So the repeat song has been re-recorded, using a different tune, and in a different voice. And it is only used partially. There surely are other instances in Hindi films, where snippets of songs from earlier films have been used partially. This case is interesting, in that it has been formally re-recorded, different voice, different tune. As far as I can check, it appears that this is the only instance of its kind, in the category of repeat songs.

Here is another very interesting anecdote about this song. There is actually another instance in Hindi films, where these lines appear, albeit equally briefly. The film is ‘Teesri Manzil’ from 1966. The scenario is played out as follows.

The location is again the restaurant of the hotel. Shammi Kapoor, or Rocky, (also Anil) has just finished singing the song – “Tumne Mujhe Dekha Ho Kar Meharbaan”. He is on the seventh heaven, considering that Asha Parekh, or Sunita has come to his performance of this song. Little does he know that the letter that was supposed to reach her the previous evening has just been delivered to her in the restaurant. Of course, knowing the truth, Sunita is livid at the deception played by Anil. And Anil, on the seventh heaven, has completed the song and launches into a monologue, telling the audience, how lucky he is having found love. He reaches the table where Sunita is sitting, and she is in tears. Continuing the monologue, Anil reaches out for her hand, and starts to speak these lines –

Tera Haath Haath Mein Aa Gaya
Ke Chirag Raah Mein Jal Gaye. . .

The unexpected next instant is a shock, as Sunita pulls back her hand and lands a resounding slap on Anil’s cheek.

So a very interesting set of appearances these lines make – from 1953 to 1960 to 1966.

Remembering Rafi Sb today, on his 40th remembrance day.

This snippet also brings back memories of another great performer – Kumkum, who passed away on 28th July, three days ago. In the closing minutes of this film, she makes a decision and leaves her home, to follow the person she loves, no matter that person is a dishonest conman.

Song – Tera Haath Haath Mein Aa Gaya  (Tu Nahin Aur Sahi) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Ravi
[Note: The music director for the original tune in ‘Hamdard’ is Anil Biswas.]

Lyrics

tera haath haath mein aa gaya
ke chiraag raah mein jal gaye
mujhe sehal ho gayin manzilen
wo hawa ke rulh bhi badal gaye

tera haath haath mein aa gaya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तेरा हाथ हाथ में आ गया
के चिराग़ राह में जल गए
मुझे सेहल हो गईं मंज़िलें
वो हवा के रुख भी बादल गए

तेरा हाथ हाथ में आ गया


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusaist of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4280 Post No. : 15521

In my last article, I had discussed playback singer and actor Shyam Kumar, who has acted in many Hindi films but remained unidentified for most of the Hindi film audience. In this write-up, I am presenting one more such actor who has made us to notice him in many films but remained unsung because he did very small roles in most of the films in which he got opportunity to act – mostly as a sidekick, a henchman, a doctor, barman, hotel manager etc.  Though his roles in most of the films have been very brief say, not be more than 5 minutes duration but whatever he did as an actor in varied roles, it was noticeable to the filmy audience. The actor is Keshav Rana whose face in the films may be familiar to many cine audience but may not be known by his name to them.

I had seen Keshav Rana in some of the films in the late 60s and early 70s during which I was active in watching films almost every week-end but I was not aware of his name.  His acting as a police inspector in ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’ (1972) in a comical situation has still remained in my memory.  I did not know his name until I started collecting the pictures of personalities connected with Hindi films during the last 5-6 years. It was a co-incidence that his image propped up when I was searching for something else. And the image of Keshav Rana emerged as a scene from a film ‘Dillagi’ (1966). That was the beginning of my work to identify him in many more films.

Not much information about the early life of Keshav Rana is available on-line. The only information I know from IMDb is that his full name is Keshav Singh Rana and he belongs to Faizabad in UP. From his filmography, it appears that he came to Mumbai to join the film industry in the later half of 1950s. His first film as an actor was ‘Anjaan’ (1956). His most active years was 1960s and 1970s when he worked in around 50 and 70 films, respectively. On a rough count, Keshav Rana must have worked in around 130 films during 1956-1986.

During the last fortnight, I have seen some important films with Keshav Rana’s  scenes under prominent banners like that of Shakti Samanta, Arjun Hingorani, Ramesh Sippy, J Omprakash, BR Chopra, Prakash Mehra etc. He did a variety of roles in the films but in most of the films, he was moslty typecast as  Police Inspector/Commissioner, Doctor,  Hotel Manager, Barman, a patron of mujra dances etc.  In others films, he mostly performed roles in negative shades and sidekicks to the main actors. Of the films of Keshav Rana, I watched, the only film in which he got a relatively longish role of Puran Bahadur in negative shade of a blackmailer was in ‘Dillagi’ (1966).

Keshav Rana excels in negative roles with a smiling face. But behind his smiling face lies his evil and manipulative designs to blackmail his victims. In this role, he generally avoids fighting and bloodbath in most of his films. He leaves these parts to other henchmen. For example, in films like ‘Dillagi’(1966) and ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’ (1978), he takes out his Rampuri knife but never uses it. Instead, he entrusts his fellow henchmen to fight it out. His light comical roles as a police inspector in ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’ (1972) with Hema Malini (as Geeta) and as a barman in ‘Shaan’ (1980) with Amitabh Bachchan have been well appreciated.

I have uploaded an audio clip incorporating along with the song, the screen shots of scenes in which Keshav Rana appears in some of his important films. Check out the audio link below.

‘Qatl’ (1986) appears to be Keshav Rana’s last film after which he did not act in any film. I could not get any information as to what he did thereafter.

Keshav Rana had played a small role of a patron of a kotha dancer in ‘Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo’ (1962), the first Bhojpuri film.  The film was directed by Kundan Kumar. The star cast included Kumkum, Ashim Kumar, Nazir Hussain, Tiwari, Bhagwan Sinha, Helen, Leela Mishra, Kumari Khanna (Padma Khanna) etc. The story, screen-play and dialogues were written by Nazir Hussain. Songs were written by Shailendra which were set to music by Chitrgupt.

I am presenting the song ‘Luk Chhip Badra Mein Chamke Jaise Chanwa’ from the first Bhojpuri film rendered by Lata Mangeshkar and picturised on Kumkum who is dancing for the patron, Keshav Rana.

Listening to the song in audio clip gives a feel of the dance in a nautanki (folk theatre) in the rural Bhojpuri region. And why not? Both Shailendra and Chitragupt hail from Bhojpur region of Bihar.

Video

Audio

Song – Luk Chhip Badra Mein Chamke Jaise Chanwa (Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo) (1962) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Shailendra, MD – Chitragupt

 

Lyrics

luk chhip badra mein chamke jaise chanwa
mora mukh damke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
luk chhip badra mein chamke jaise chanwa
mora mukh damke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
 
sonwa aisan piyar mor rangwa
phoolwa aisan komal mor angwa
sonwa aisan piyar mor rangwa
phoolwa aisan komal mor angwa
hirani aisan kajarwa naina chamke
kajrwa naina chamke
mora mukh damke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
 
hamri baari umar ladkoriya
bhanwra neha lagaae barjoriya
hamri baari umar ladkoriya
bhanwra neha lagaawe barjoriya
hum t dolat paayaliya mori chhamke
paayaliya mori chhamke
mora mukh damke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
mori kusum re chunariya utar gamke
 
champa phoole chameli phoole bagiya
sudhi na lihale ram balam beragiya
champa phoole chameli phoole bagiya
sudhi na lihale ram balam beragiya
kehu na jaane basela kahunwa ramke
basela kahunwa ramke
mora mukh damke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke

luk chhip badra mein chamke jaise chanwa
mora mukh damke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लुक छिप बदरा में चमके जैसे चनवा
मोरा मुख दमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
लुक छिप बदरा में चमके जैसे चनवा
मोरा मुख दमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके

सोनवा ऐसन पियर मोर रंगवा
फुलवा ऐसन कोमल मोर अंगवा
सोनवा ऐसन पियर मोर रंगवा
फुलवा ऐसन कोमल मोर अंगवा
हिरनी ऐसन कजरवा नैना चमके
कजरवा नैना चमके
मोरा मुख दमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके

हमरी बारी उमर लरकोरिया
भंवरा नेहा लगावे बरजोरिया
हमरी बारी उमर लरकोरिया
भंवरा नेहा लगावे बरजोरिया
हम त डोलत पायलिया मोरी छ्मके
पायलिया मोरी छ्मके
मोरा मुख दमके
मोरी कुसुमि रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
मोरी कुसुमि रे चुनरिया इतर गमके

चंपा फूले चमेली फूले बगिया
सुधि न लिहले राम बलम बैरगिया
चंपा फूले चमेली फूले बगिया
सुधि न लिहले राम बलम बैरगिया
केहू न जाने बसेला कहुंवा रमके
बसेला कहुंवा रमके
मोरा मुख दमके
मोरी कुसुमि रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
मोरी कुसुमि रे चुनरिया इतर गमके

लुक छिप बदरा में चमके जैसे चनवा
मोरा मुख दमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 4008 Post No. : 15114

If someone pops up the name Jethalal, and asks for an identification, I am sure you will be puzzled to start with. Yes, surely a strange name, that many of the folks interested in Hindi films, will not be familiar with. This name belongs to the dear and popular actor of Hindi films – Sanjeev Kumar. His full real name was Harihar Jethalal Jariwala. Ah yes, now very familiar, right? 🙂

Remembering Sanjeev Kumar on the anniversary of his birth today. Had he been alive, he would have been 81 years old, having been born in the year 1938.

Sanjeev Kumar – an out and out product of stage and theatre, started his acting career at a very young age with IPTA (Indian People’s Theatre Association) and later continued with Indian National Theatre. He was born in Surat. The family moved to Bombay when he was young. After attending a training program at a local acting school, he joined the theatre while still in his late teens.

From the theatre, the progression to films was but natural for a performer as talented as he was. His first appearance was in the film ‘Hum Hindustani’ of 1960, in which he played a very small role. His first film as a hero was ‘Nishaan’ in 1965. For a few years his assignments were confined to C grade stunt and fantasy films. Then he 1968, he graduated into A grade cinema, with a sizeable role the 1968 film ‘Sunghursh’, alongside the likes of Dilip Kumar, Balraj Sahni, Iftekhar, Ulhas and Jayant. This year became a turning point in his career – ‘Raja Aur Runk’ became a runaway success, and ‘Anokhi Raat’ became the debut film of our blog. 🙂

The most powerful thing about Sanjeev Kumar’s performances has been that he never allowed himself to be typecast into any straitjacket. Whatever may have been the stage of his career, he willy nilly took such diverse variety of roles, regardless of the age and the temper of the character. When he was just 22, he played the role of a 60 year old in a stage play, father of 6 children. Positive or negative, he was simply concerned with a sincere portrayal. In ‘Anokhi Raat’ he plays the role of a dacoit. His comic roles are unforgettable – ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’, ‘Pati Patni Aur Who’, ‘Manchali’, ‘Angoor’, ‘Namkeen’, ‘Manoranjan’ . . . you name it. The diversity and the versatility of his performances is what brought the audiences into the cinema halls, just to see his roles. And for a surprising change, the viewing public never rejected him for his variety,

Today’s song is from the 1967 film ‘Gunehgaar’. From the era when he was still in the C grade stunt and crime thrillers, ‘Gunehgaar’ is the film in which he plays the role of an upright police inspector. His love interest is Kumkum, who later turns out to be the daughter of Sheikh Mukhtar, a wanted gangster. The film takes certain interesting and predictable turns, given the specifics of the relationships, and it ends with note of ‘All Is Well, That Ends Well’.

The film is produced under the banner of Simla Productions, and is directed by R Thakar. The cast of actors includes Sheikh Mukhtar, Sanjeev Kumar, Kumkum, Bhagwan, Madan Puri, Uma Dutt, Neelam, Nandini, Tuntun, Sulochana Chatterjee, Lakshmi Chhaya, Kundan, Dilip Dutt, and Tiwari.

The film has six songs, one of which – “Aankhen Pyaasi Lab Hain Pyaase” is already showcased here on our blog. The songwriting credits are shared equally between Akhtar Romani and Naqsh Lyallpuri. This song is from the pen of Naqsh Lyallpuri. Music direction is by Vedpal.

The song comes in at the start of the romantic relationship between Sanjeev Kumar and Kumkum – it is that initial getting to know each other type of song, performed partly on a beach and partly in a garden. Singing voices are Mahendra Kapoor and Usha Mangeshkar. A liltling and a very hummable song. Listen and enjoy.


Song – Nai Nai Hain Manzilen Naye Naye Hain Raaste (Gunehgaar) (1967) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Vedpal
Mahendra Kapoor + Usha Mangeshkar

Lyrics

nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste

nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
ho chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste
nai nai hain manzilen

aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa

ik chaand humsafar mila
kitni haseen baat hai
wo haath khushnaseeb hai
jis mein tumhaara haath hai
hum aaj is tarah miley
dil ki haseen raah mein
laakhon hi chaand ho gaye
roshan meri nigaah mein
tamaam kaayenaat aa gai
meri panaah mein
nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste
nai nai hain manzilen

aaaaa aaaa aaaaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaaaa aaaa

jhukti hui nigaah mein
meri wafaa ka raaz hai
naghma bani hain dhadkanen
dil mera ek saaz hai
dekha jo tum ne pyaar se
har phool muskura diya
mehki hui bahaar ne
sajde mein sar jhuka diya
nisar mein us husn ke
jis ne khuda bhula diya

nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste
nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste
nai nai hain manzilen

aaaaa aaaa aaaaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaaaa aaaa

ooooo oooo oooooo oooo
ooooo oooo oooooo oooo

hmmmm hmmm hmmmmmm hmmm
hmmmm hmmm hmmmmmm hmmm

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते

नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें

आsss आssss आssssss
आsss आssss आssssss

इक चाँद हमसफर मिला
कितनी हसीन बात है
वो हाथ खुशनसीब है
जिस में तुम्हारा हाथ है
हम आज इस तरह मिले
दिल की हसीन राह में
लाखों ही चाँद हो गए
रोशन मेरी निगाह में
तमाम कायनात आ गई
मेरी पनाह मेँ
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें

आssss आsss आsssss आsss
आssss आsss आsssss आsss

झुकती हुई निगाह मेँ
मेरी वफा का राज़ है
नग़मा बनी हैं धड़कनें
दिल मेरा एक साज है
देखा जो तुमने प्यार से
हर फूल मुस्कुरा दिया
महकी हुई बहार ने
सजदे मेँ सर झुका दिया
निसार मैं उस हुस्न के
जिसने खुदा भुला दिया

नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें

आssss आsss आsssss आsss
आssss आsss आsssss आsss

ओssss ओsss ओsssss ओsss
ओssss ओsss ओsssss ओsss

हम्ममम हम्म हम्मममम हम्म
हम्ममम हम्म हम्मममम हम्म


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3892 Post No. : 14927

Today’s song is from the film ‘Hatimtai ki Beti’ (1955).

When I was very young and had just started taking interest in reading books and seeing films, I always felt that HATIMTAI is a girl’s name. This was because “Tai” in Marathi, means Didi in Hindi. It was only after I read the book “Arabian Night stories”, that I was surprised that Hatimtai was a Male name !

According to Wiki, Hatim-Al-Tai or Hatim-Al-Taeei was a 6th century Arabian Christian poet. He was adventurous and very generous. His name is mentioned in Arabian Night stories too. It seems a beautiful princess Husn Bano asked 7 questions and declared that she will marry only to whosoever answers these questions. A neighbouring king fell into her love and Hatimtai helped him find all the 7 answers. Hatim of Arabia was a Christian and a contemporary of prophet Mohammed, but they never met. He was famous for his generosity, wisdom, courage and hospitality. Later his son was converted to Islam.

Hatimtai’s story has always attracted the film makers from the silent movie times. There were 4 silent films titled “Hatimtai”. Then in 1933,first Talkie film ‘Hatimtai’ was made in 4 parts,each a separate full movie. ‘Son of Hatimtai’ was made twice and ‘Hatimtai ki beti’was also made twice. Hatimtai films had plenty of magic,adventure,dance and drama with humour. Among ” C” grade films, Hatimtai films were very popular. ‘Hatimtai ki Beti’was made in 1940 and 1955,both the films were directed by Nanubhai Vakil. In the 1940 film Sarojini,Indurani,Anil kumar etc were in the cast. That film was produced very lavishly by Sagar Movietone. In those days it cost them Rs. 1 Lakh 25 thousand rupees. The outdoor shooting was done in Agra and Fatehpur Shikri.

Hatimtai-55 was a partly coloured film. This was a period when the coloured films were still a novelty and not many films were made in colour. In fact most films were still in Black and White only. Today, after almost 65 years, when we see the old Black and White films, we get excited and feel that how soothing these films were to the eyes. The beauty of the Heroines seems more impressive. When one sees films of Madhubala in B/W and in Colour, one gets a feeling that B/W was much better. Of course, Nostalgia has a greater role in such feelings, I agree.

The film was made by Vakil Productions. Naturally the producer and Director was Nanubhai Vakil-the owner. Songs were written by Shevan Rizvi, except for just one song by Kaifi Azmi. The music was given by Nanubhai’s favourite MD- A R Qureshi who had given music to 18 films of Nanubhai vakil. Music director A.R. Qureshi (full name: Allah Rakha Qureshi , born April 29, 1919 in Phagal, in the Jammu district in Jammu and Kashmir state) was also a well-known tabla player and gave many performances on All-India Radio. He had left home as a teenager to study tabla with Mian Qadir Bakshi and entered films in 1943, sometimes billed as Allah Rakha. Among the the fantasy films he worked on are Flying Man (1947), Jadui Angoothi (1948), Sakhi Hatim(1955), Noor Mahal (1954), Hatimtai Ki Beti (1955), and Alladin Leila(1957). He gave music to 18 films, directed by Nanubhai Vakil.

In all he gave music to 40 films from 1943 to 1964. He even sang 14 songs in 7 films.

Shortly after Sim Sim Marjina in 1958, he left films ( except one film Idd ka chaand-64) and turned to classical music, touring with the famous Sitar Maestro Ravi Shankar throughout the 1960s and 70s as well as other musicians. In 1968 he collaborated with American jazz musician Buddy Rich, creating the album Rich a la Rakha.

He started the Alla Rakha Institute of Music in Bombay in 1985. His three sons, Zakir Hussain, Fazal Qureshi, and Taufiq Qureshi, are all tabla players.

A.R. Qureshi died on February 3, 2000.

For this film he had Damodar Sharma as his assistant. Sharma was one of the well known Music Directors of the early era films. Among the old era MDs, Damodar Sharma was different, in the sense that his songs were always unlike those of his contemporaries. When you hear his songs, you will notice that difference. From 1934 to 1948, he gave music to just 41 films. All his films were C grade films made by Paramount, Liberty, Ramnik Productions, Mohan Pictures and others. After 1948, he stopped getting films, so he worked as assistant to MD A.R.Qureshi till 1964.

Film Hatimtai ki Beti-55 had a cast of Chitra, Mahipal, Daljit, Krishnakumari, Kamal, Kammo, Kumkum, Helan, Heera Sawant Tun Tun, Maruti, Sundar, kesari, Niranjan Sharma, W M Khan etc. There were 4 Guest artistes also,including Al Nasir and Heeralal. With 5 specialist Dancers and 2 Heroines also dancing, the film had eye pleasing dances and good music too.

Actress Krishnakumari’s name appears here. She acted more in Stunt and costume films than social films. Krishna Kumari (not to be confused with the 1930s actress of the same name nor the south Indian actress T. Krishna Kumari) was born Rajinder Kaur in Rawalpindi, Punjab state (now part of Pakistan) on October 3, 1934. Occasionally playing the heroine in B-grade films including Vanraj (1952), Gorilla (1953) Black Rider (1960) State Express(1961) and Khush Naseeb (1964) she is probably much better known as a temptress or villain in the likes of Baghdad Ka Jadu (1956), Zimbo(1958), Police Station (1959), Lady of the Lake (1960), Jadoo Mahal(1962) or dozens of similar action, horror and fantasy films.

Her debut came in the film Bela-1947. Then she got film Girls School (1949), which also featured newcomers Geeta Bali and Shashikala, after which she appeared in Naao, which actually ended up in theatres first, releasing in 1948. Krishna Kumari’s career lasted 20 years, and during that time she managed to chalk up an impressive amount of credits, even if most of the pictures she made were not considered important by critics. She acted in 118 films.

The story of this film was………

HATIM TAI KI BETI-1955 was a costume drama set in the Arabian style mode. Produced by Nanubhai Vakil through his Vakil productions,it was directed by Nanubhai himself.The MD was A R Qureshi (Alla Rakha Qureshi,the famous Tabla player and father of Zakir Hussain,tabla maestro). His asst. was Damodar Sharma- in the 30s and 40s,he himself was a well known composer. The lyrics were by Shevan Rizvi( 8 songs) and Kaifi Azmi (2 songs).

It is imagined ( it is declared just before the credits) that Hatimtai had 2 daughters. The elder is Jahanara,the queen of Shahbad and the younger is Roshanara,who is known for feeding the poor and the needy always. The Shaitan(Devil ) and his assistant Badi (बदी) can not tolerate Roshan’s goodness. They come and poison the food she distributes. All,including the queen,become sick. However due to her goodness Imaan and Neki come and all recover. Then the Devil’s team poisons Jahanara’s mind and she imprisons Roshanara.

Meanwhile the neighbouring king of Turin proposes marriage of his elder son Salim with Roshan, but Jahanara wants to marry him. At the same time Salim’s younger brother Aslam also wants to marry Roshan, so Salim withdraws and Aslam is married to Jahanara( as Roshan). On the wedding night truth is revealed. Aslam is imprisoned but rescued by his friends.

Now Salim comes and is imprisoned by Jahanara. Aslam comes with army and rescues Salim and imprisons Jahanara. Roshanara comes and begs for pardon to repentant Jahanara.

King and queen of Turin arrive for the marriage,but Shaitan and Badi become snakes and bite Salim and others. Roshan Ara prays to God and due to her good work, Imaan and Neki arrive and revive everyone.

Finally Aslam and Jahanara and Salim and Roshanara get married.

Fortunately this is a video of the song and dance. The song has a good tune and is very melodious too. Enjoy….


Song-Humba humba humka duniya ghar hai gham ka (Hatimtai Ki Beti)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-A R Qureshy
Chorus

Lyrics

Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

o o o
aahen aur ye naale
roye dil ke chhaale
aahen aur ye naale
roye dil ke chhaale
dekh tamaasha ??
duniya banaane waale
tarararara
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

aa a aa
lalalaralala la
lalalaralala
o laralalalaraa
laralaralara

Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

dekhi duniya teri
kaisi hai duniya teri
dekhi duniya teri
kaisi hai duniya teri
jismein kahin insaaf na paaya
duniya banaane waale
tarararara
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

aaaa
tatatarararraa
tatatarararraa
aa aa
laralalalalara
laralalalalara

Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

kya yoonhi mar jaayen
?? kar jaayen
kya yoonhi mar jaayen
?? kar jaayen
??
tu itna bata de
ham kahaan par jaayen
aa aa aa
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

o o o
tu hai ya begaana
kaun sune afsaana
tu hai ya begaana
kaun sune afsaana
teri ye duniya
?? bataaye
tujhko raham na aayi
hahahaha
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba


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Blog Day : 3658 Post No. : 14524

“Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) was Directed by Durgesh Kumar and Santoshi for Durgesh Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Kumkum, Kamaljeet, Mumtaz, Deven Verma, Jagdeep, Mohan Choti, Murad, aruna Irani, Johny Whisky, Kamal Mehra, Parshuram, Mirza Musharraf, Tuntun, Balam, Kathana, Jerry, Jankidas, Baroon Van Hizi, Kingkong etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it and most were qawwaalis as can be guessed from the title. Eight songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

Here is the ninh song from “Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Iqbal Qureshi.

This is one song from the movie which is not a qawwaali. It is a “remonstrating with the Almighty” genre of song where Kumkum is seen beseeching the Almighty to save Kamaljeet, as can be guaged from the pocturisation of the song.


Song-Meri bhi laaj rakh le sarkaar e madina(Qawwaali Ki Raat)(1964) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, Md-Iqbal Qureshi

Lyrics

maula tere karam ka
jisko mila sahaara
majhdhaar mein bana hai
uske liye kinaara

meri bhi laaj rakh le
sarkaar e madina
mukhtaar e madina
meri bhi laaj rakh le
sarkaar e madina
mukhtaar e madina
meri bhi laaj rakh le

kashti meri bachaa kar mallah doobta hai
mallaah doobta hai
mere liye koi mere allaah doobta hai
mallah doobta hai
mallah ko bacha le sarkaar e madina
meri hayaat lele
kul kaayanaat le le
mallah ko bacha le
aaka madine vaale
sarkaar e madina
mukhtaar e madina


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Blog Day : 3649 Post No. : 14487

“Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) was Directed by Durgesh Kumar and Santoshi for Durgesh Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Kumkum, Kamaljeet, Mumtaz, Deven Verma, Jagdeep, Mohan Choti, Murad, aruna Irani, Johny Whisky, Kamal Mehra, Parshuram, Mirza Musharraf, Tuntun, Balam, Kathana, Jerry, Jankidas, Baroon Van Hizi, Kingkong etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it and most were qawwaalis as can be guessed from the title. Seven songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

Here is the eighth song from “Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Mubarak Begam and Rafi. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Iqbal Qureshi.

The setting of this song is similar to those for qawwaalis, what with male lead actor seated on one side with his friends and the lady seated on the other side with her sahelis, with the two sets of friends singing in chorus, but here only the two main actors sing and the song in effect becomes a song of the genre of “expression of love”.

The song is lip syncd by Kumkum and Kamaljeet, with almost the entire cast of the movie available in the audience.


Song-Dekh kar meri taraf khaamosh ho jaana zara (Qawwaali Ki Raat)(1964) Singers-Mubarak Begam, Rafi, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Iqbal Qureshi

Lyrics

hmmmm hmmmm hmm
dekh kar meri taraf
khaamosh ho jaana zara
dekh kar meri taraf
khaamosh ho jaana zara
main fasaana jab kahoon
aansoo na bhar laana zara
main fasaana jab kahoon

jab main dekhoonga safina
doobne ko hai mera
jab main dekhoonga safina
doobne ko hai mera aa aa
main tumhen aawaaz doonga
tum chale aana zara
main tumhen aawaaz doonga
tum chale aana zara
main tumhe aawaaz doonga

doobne waale ko mushqil aur bhi ho jaayegi ee
doobne waale ko mushqil aur bhi ho jaayegi ee
aise aalam mein kahin
tum bhi na aa jaana zara
aise aalam mein kahin
tum bhi na aa jaana zara
aise aalam mein kahin

phir meri kashti nazar aane lagi saahil ke paas
phir meri kashti nazar aane lagi saahil ke paas
koi toofaanon ko phir jaakar bula laana zara
koi toofaanon ko phir jaakar bula laana zara
koi toofaanon ko phir

kaanpti aawaaz mein jab main khuda haafiz kahoon
kaanpti aawaaz mein jab main khuda haafiz kahoon
aa bhi jaayen aankh mein aansu to pi jaana zara
aa bhi jaayen aankh mein aansu to pi jaana zara
aa bhi jaayen aankh mein

zabt ke aadi hain hum
ashq pi jaayege hum m m
zabt ke aadi hain hum
ashq pi jaayege hum m m
hai munasib saamne se
tum bhi hatt jaana zara
hai munasib saamne se
tum bhi hatt jaana zara
hai munasib saamne se


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Blog Day : 3559 Post No. : 14272

“Gunaah Aur Kaanoon” (1970) was produced by K L Baria and Johny Whisky and directed by B R Ishara for Varsha Films, Bombay. This “social”movie had Prithviraj Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Jairaj, Asit Sen, Sailesh Kumar, Johny Whiskey, Tarun Bose, Mohan Choti, Kumkum etc in it.

This obscure movie had six obscure songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Gunaah Aur Kaanoon” (1970) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sapan Jagmohan.

The song picturisation shows the hero (I guess he is Sailesh Kumar) lip syncing this teasing song to Kumkum. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the lip syncer.

With this song, “Gunaah Aur Kaanoon” (1970) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Hans do to muhabbat ho tum (Gunaah Aur Kaanoon)(1970) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

hans do to mohabbat ho tum
o roothho to qayaamat ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum
hans do to mohabbat ho tum
o roothho to qayaamat ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum

jaane gulistaan tum ho hoye
husn e bahaara tum ho
lab ye khile to guncha guncha muskuraaye
har phool mehke
har tamanna jhoom jaaye
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum

pyaar ki tum shabnam ho haaye
gaati huyi rimjhim ho o
khili chaandni ka
bheega bheega noor ho tum
khwaab e sahar se jaagi jaagi
hoor ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum

shaam si udti zulfen ho hoy
jaam si jhukti palken
aankhon mein jaise chhalki chhalki
hai gulaabi
thhodi si peeke
ho gaya hoon main sharaabi
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum
hans do to mohabbat ho tum
o roothho to qayaamat ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum


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Blog Day : 3455 Post No. : 13858

 

On the first day of the year 2008, I mentioned that I was able to hold on to my previous year’s new year resolution for 40 days (introducing a debutant movie daily) and 125 days (YIPPYing a movie daily) respectively.

Our regulars, suitably inspired by my writeup, have taken it upon themselves to at least help me in introducing one debutant song daily in the year 2018. The very first song post covered in the year 2018 by Peevesie’s mom was a debutant movie viz “Kohraam” (1999). On the next day viz 2 january 2018, a song from a debutant movie “Kisaan Kanya” (1937) was discussed by Mr Sadanand Kamath. Sudhir Jee has lined up another debutant movie song for the next day. That way at least the “debutant” movie resolution has been taken care of till now.
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Today (30 june 2017) is the birth anniversary of Kalyanji (30 june 1928-24 august 2000 ) of the well-known Kalyanji-Anandji music composer duo. Or K-A, in short. I’ve written here on the occasion of the anniversary of several artistes. Composers, lyricists, actors, directors.  In fact most of my posts here are to do with some occasion or the other.
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“Dhamki”(1973) was produced by T H Shah and directed by Parwez Malik. It was a typical masala action movie of 1970s starring Vinod Khanna, Kumkum, Shyam Kumar, Helen, Meena T., Mehmood Junior, Bela Bose, Subhash Ghai, Ramesh Deo, Jayshree T.,Imtiaz, Ranjeet, Shetty etc in it.
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